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Physical Activity and Exercise Dependence During Inpatient Treatment of Longstanding Eating Disorders

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Objective: To examine self reported versus objectively assessed moderate-tovigorous physical activity (MVPA), and different reasons for exercise, in patients
with longstanding eating disorders (ED) when compared with controls.
Method: Inpatient females (n 5 59, mean 30.1 years) and nonclinical age
matched controls (n 5 53, mean 31.3 years) accepted participation in this
cross sectional study. Instruments included accelerometer ActiGraph, physical
activity diary, Reasons for Exercise Inventory, and Eating Disorders Examination
interview. Results: Self reported and objectively assessed MVPA were higher across all ED diagnoses when compared with controls. The patients’ self reported MVPA was
lower than the objectively assessed MVPA; no difference was found in controls.
Regulation of negative affects, not weight/appearance, was a more important,
whereas fitness/health was a less important reason for exercise in patients
than controls. Discussion: The underreporting of MVPA in some patients with ED may warrant clinical attention.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Physical Activity and Exercise Dependence During Inpatient Treatment of Longstanding Eating Disorders created by Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, MSc, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Phd, Øyvind Rø, MD PhD, Egil W. Martinsen, MD PhD,, Asle Hoffart, PhD, and Jan H. Rosenvinge


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Publication Date:

Intl J of Eating Disorders 43:3, April 2010

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, MSc
Psychiatric Center, Research Institute, Badeveien, Vikersund N-3370, Norway.HTT
Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Phd
Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Vikersund, Norway3680
Øyvind Rø, MD PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Egil W. Martinsen, MD PhD,
Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Asle Hoffart, PhD
Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Vikersund, Norwayn
Jan H. Rosenvinge
Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

Psychologists, social workers, and counselors who seek knowledge about differences in amount and reasons for physical activity between patients and controls.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain differences in amount of physical activity among patients with longstanding eating disorders and controls
  2. Consider perceived importance of various reasons for exercise among patients and controls.
  3. Differentiate how comparison between self reported and objectively assessed physical activity differ between patients and controls.


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  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
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Course Material Authors

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Course Creator: Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
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